“They will salvage the Heartstone so his soul can live on if we find an new home for him. Do you have a warm home for a heart broken troll?”
That controversial sculpture been sitting at East Wellington Trailhead in Breck has been disassembled due to safety concerns (see why artist thinks that BS below) and is looking for a forever home. The Danish artist Thomas Dambo who created the massive wooden troll put it out on his socials that he’s is up for grabs. If you have the space contact the artist on facebook HERE.
HELP ME SAVE ISAK HEARTSTONE!!
Yesterday the town of Breckenridge voted to break down my new sculpture Isak Heartstone.
Several media outlets have asked for my opinion – so here goes:
Isak Hearthstone is part of a series that now counts 40 recycled trolls, that sit in nature all
around the world. I make these sculptures out of local scrap wood, with the help of local volunteers. To show the world how much potential and beauty lays hidden in our trash.
Isak got his name after 3 local girls came and gave me a heart shaped rock, that we together built into his chest – and thus his name came to be.
Isak Heartstone sits on a hiking trail in the out skirts of the beautifull ski and hiking town Breckenridge. I made it 3 month ago and since then it has become so popular that it has created problems, problems the city council finds so severe – they now have voted to break Isak Hearthstone down.
The problem is to my understanding, that some people park in a near by residential area, and it has upset a small group of local citizens because of the extra cars on the streets. Now I don’t live in Breckenridge so I don’t know how big of a problem this actually is, but I have been told that a local bus last year in one day brought 3 people to the local bus stop – this year on the same date the bus brought 3000, so many they renamed the bus the “Troll Trolley” on Instagram there are more than 500 uploads with the hashtag #Isakheartstone. I love to see all these people and photos, last week a guy even dressed up as Isak for Halloween.
I think its incredible that a pile of scrap wood can create so many feelings, experiences and emotions and I think it teaches us how important it is to recycle and not just discard the materials and products we use. But because of this I also think it would be a disaster if all the time, love and effort put in to building this giant friendly troll would go to waste – so if you all could PLEASE HELP ME FIND A NEW HOME for Isak Hearthstone by SHARING / TAGGING / COMMENTING on this post it would mean a lot.
Lastly I want to state that 1. I don’t think its jolly happy days that the sculpture is to be taken down after only 3 months, like some medias quoted me saying and 2. the integral structure of the sculpture is built to withstand 3 years in the local weather, so that can not be an argument for taking it down.